A few weeks ago, I went to a vintage shop I've been shopping at for over half my life called Magpie Antiques. I started frequenting there after becoming obsessed with Titanic (the movie and the real ship) and hoping that I would chance upon some jewelry that "perhaps" Rose would wear. I've been shopping there for 15 years and always find beautiful little treasures there. How fitting that I shall post about my finds there for my first installment of Treasure Tuesday.
The last time I had gone, they were clearing out some items that they had put out for a sidewalk sale and hadn't sold. I scored this awesome vintage Jones New York striped shirt for $5. It's a little over-sized but I think it will look cute tucked into some white shorts or high waisted jeans.
I took it for a test run to visit my friend, Elly while she was working at Booster Juice. I got the bright idea to take pictures ("I need material for my blog!!!") without thinking to put on make-up or comb my hair. That's how I roll!
I also have these really cool, mod style sunglasses. They're actually Hello Kitty and were super over-priced ($25!) but surprisingly go with everything. Anytime I have a little bit of white detail in my outfit (like my pear outfit in my previous entry) or just when I want to look like I'm straight out of the 60s, I toss them on. They have sticky crap on the lenses and I can hardly see out of them, but it's worth it. I was featured on a local style blog for the local university a few years ago and I owe it to these glasses, I swear on it.
Remaining Outfit Details
Jeans - Silver Jeans
Sandals - Bizou
Purse - Ardenes
My next treasure also came from Magpie. I'm a bit of a sucker for old make-up compacts and lipstick holders. Or pretty much anything related to beauty products of yesteryear. I see old perfume atomizers and I go weak in the knees. Don't get me wrong, there's some really beautiful beauty products out today (especially at Sephora) but I just feel like so many of the old beauty products are so much better. They were made to last, to be refilled and to be treasured. My favourite make-up company is Besame because the compacts are designed to be bought once and refilled with powder - the way it used to be. Just take a look at these Etsy items with the search terms "compact" and "lipstick." They are completely divine!
As for the compact I actually purchased and not just ones I'm dreaming about, here it is!
It's seen better days but it's still super pretty.
And for my last treasure of the day, as a Diet Coke fiend and lover of vintage things, I had to get this.
I got it from this place called The Vintage Witch Shoppe. She asked if I wanted to volunteer there too so I might be a very busy lady soon!